Azure Virtual Machines

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Fahad Khalil | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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The Azure Virtual Machines are being used by our organization for deployment of our Dot Net applications and their customized builds for our customers. We are able to customize the specifications of each virtual machines to match the computing, network, and storage requirements of application and customer. It enables us to provide access of applications to the customers in very efficient and cost-effective manner. The integration of Azure Virtual Machines with other services inside Microsoft Azure helps to built better data transportation and excellent application structure.

  • customizable to match the computing, network, and storage requirements of application and customer
  • scalability to always meet the increase in requirements
  • highly reliable and safe
  • good integration support with all services inside Microsoft Azure
  • cost-effective
  • low performance in comparison to other VMs with same specifications
  • prices are comparatively high
I recommend Azure Virtual Machines to setup cost effective webserver for deployment of applications either for the customer or just for testing in live cloud environment. You can customize the specifications of each virtual machine to match the computing, network, and storage requirements of application and / or customer. It will enable to you to provide access of applications to your customers in very efficient and cost-effective manner. The integration support of Azure Virtual Machines with other services inside Microsoft Azure will help to built better data transportation and excellent application structure.
Siddhant Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Azure Virtual Machines are used to host our client application.
We are a software/web consultancy company and to host our client application we generally use Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines or AWS.
  • Easy to create virtual machine instance
  • Well support is extremely good, I have faced the issues several times but the support is always there to help
  • Don't block port 25 to setup SMTP as in AWs
  • Azure Virtual Machines need to work on their documentation. It has to be more detailed with more examples
  • Pricing is a bit high
Well if the person has a good budget and a bit of knowledge about how the cloud works, then he should definitely go with Azure Virtual Machines.
It has one of the best supports and great service.
Instance creation is easy with multiple options for security and other plugins.
I believe it is one of the best cloud solutions available in the market at the present date.
Prateek Jain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In our organization, we are using Azure Virtual Machines for building and deploying the applications. This helps us in getting almost 100% uptime for all the services with optimal cost. We are free to choose the type of Virtual machines on the basis of size, network, storage as per the requirements.
  • Cost Management
  • Easy scalability and load balancing
  • Easy backup and restore
  • Less options for low size VMs
  • Sometimes difficult to work with automation
Azure Virtual Machines is best for running the standalone server or as dev, test, and prod environment in the azure DevOps pipeline. But working with the Azure Virtual Machines with third-party automation tools and CI-CD pipeline is very challenging. In other words, we can say that Azure Virtual Machines are best if the whole infra is in the Azure environment only.
Nishant Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Azure Virtual Machine plays a very important role in our organization. We are using Azure VMs to built and deploy software for our engineers, for keeping the project data, deploying websites, and system builts.
Each virtual machine is customized with respect to computing, network, and storage which is decided by us keeping in mind the exact requirement.
  • Azure managed disks have excellent read/write operations.
  • VNET and VNET gateway provided networking and routing ability for the VM traffic.
  • Provisioning of the VM becomes slow while adding a customized script.
Azure Virtual Machines works extremely well with on-premise Hyper-V based virtual machines as Azure and Hyper-V, both are Microsoft product. There is also an option to migrate the complete on-premise VM to the Azure cloud and then create a virtual machine out of it.
Be it customer service, or technical support or anything related to the documentation, Azure supports works really well.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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As an organization with more than 75 sites across a wide geographic area and the requirement to provide high speed access from each site meant that we had to transition away from a hub and spoke design and provide access to resources from each site. By placing the servers and services in the cloud we are able to provide secure access to our resources in a cost-effective manner.
  • Scalability.
  • Cost management.
  • Power/cost ratios.
  • Remote access and secure control.
  • Clear grouping of resources for each virtual resource.
  • Improving remote automation and access.
Azure Virtual Machines are an excellent resource for organizations needing to provide all the time access to resources with zone and regional resource backups and automatic failover.
The perfect time to look at moving to Azure VMs is about a year before your data center is due for a refresh. Being able to move large capital costs into yearly operational costs while removing the need to maintain your own generators, power supply, fire suppression, backup and data recovery while moving those requirements to Microsoft as part of their service level agreement will help reduce your overall cost of ownership.
Score 7 out of 10
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Reseller
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Azure VMs were used to demonstrate the potential of cloud servers to our managed IT services clients. We also used them for testing and development in house as an easy way to test applications inside of Azure.
  • Integration with other MS services inside of Azure.
  • Scale to extremely high specifications.
  • Complexity of the overall user inveteracy and multiple options.
  • Reduce the bandwidth costs.
Easy way to utilise development of applications inside of the MS eco-system. Also enables integration into a pre-existing billing structure on Microsoft cloud.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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In our organization Azure Virtual Machines is being used to collect data. It is being used across the whole organization and is greatly appreciated by everyone. It addresses business problems like miscommunication and incorrect data. We love using Azure Virtual Machines and will continue to use it throughout our company forever.
  • Testing and developing
  • Maintaining small and medium databases
  • Maintaining low and medium traffic web servers
  • It could have more storage available
  • It could run faster
  • It could have more power
I give the overall support for Azure Virtual Machines a 7 because I think while the overall support do a great job there are still areas that it could improve on such as efficiency and speed. So while I only give it a 7 and it has some issues it is still better than the overall support at Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling.

Azure Virtual Machines Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Server Virtualization (5)
82%
8.2
Virtual machine automated provisioning (7)
79%
7.9
Management console (7)
79%
7.9
Live virtual machine backup (6)
81%
8.1
Live virtual machine migration (6)
83%
8.3
Hypervisor-level security (7)
88%
8.8

What is Azure Virtual Machines?

Virtual Machines (VMs) are available on Microsoft Azure, providing what is built as a low-cost, per-second compute service, available via Windows or Linux.

Azure Virtual Machines Pricing

More Pricing Information

SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
Spot - General Purpose - Av2$0.005Per Hour
Spot - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.0104Per Hour
Spot - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0125Per Hour
Spot - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.016Per Hour
3 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.0038Per Hour
3 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.0307Per Hour
3 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0369Per Hour
3 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0481Per Hour
1 Year Reserved - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.0753Per Hour
1 Year Reserved - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.0059Per Hour
1 Year Reserved - General Purpose - Dv3$0.0548Per Hour
1 Year Reserved - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.05Per Hour
Pay as You Go - Burstable VMs - B1S$0.0075Per Hour
Pay as You Go - Compute Optimized - Fsv2$0.0846Per Hour
Pay as You Go - General Purpose - Dv3$0.096Per Hour
Pay as You Go - Memory Optimized - Ev3$0.126Per Hour

Azure Virtual Machines Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Azure Virtual Machines?

Virtual Machines (VMs) are available on Microsoft Azure, providing what is built as a low-cost, per-second compute service, available via Windows or Linux.

What is Azure Virtual Machines's best feature?

Reviewers rate Hypervisor-level security highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Azure Virtual Machines?

The most common users of Azure Virtual Machines are from Small Businesses and the Information Technology & Services industry.